The volt is the SI unit of electromotive force. One volt produces a current of 1 ampere through a resistance of 1 ohm. Electromotive force is the difference of potential produced by an electrical source to drive a current through an external electrical circuit.

Symbol V

1 volt=1.0x108 abvolts 1 volt=1 J C-1
1 volt=0.003333 statvolt 1 mean international volt = 1.00034 absolute volt

Named after Count Alessandro Volta (1745-1827).

See also: Abvolt, Electromotive Force, Kirchoffs Law, millivolt, Nominal System Voltage, Statvolt, Volta, Alessandro, Count (1745-1827), Voltage, Voltampere (VA), Voltmeter.

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Subjects: Electronics Units